WORDS of the YUKON: A staged reading

Open Pit Theatre presents a staged reading of:

Words of the Yukon 
written by Geneviève Doyon
directed by Jessica Hickman

Saturday March 28, 8pm
Sunday March 29, 2pm
The Old Fire Hall
Admission by donation
Each reading will be followed by a talk back with both the director and playwright.

Words of the Yukon (working title) is a verbatim play by Geneviève Doyon. The script was created with transcriptions of interviews that took place in several Yukon communities over the past 9 months. Open Pit Theatre went to Dawson, Keno, Carcross, Teslin, Ross River and Whitehorse to lead interviews that always started around the theme of "Home and Land in the Yukon". The interviews were carefully transcribed with every hesitation, "um", "like", sniffle and laugh. 

50 interviews later, Open Pit Theatre is inviting the community to a staged reading of the very first draft of this play. This presentation of this work in progress is crucial step for the playwright to take before jumping into a second phase of interviewing and writing. 

Come and discover a piece of theatre, made from the exact words of Yukoners! And contribute to what it will become!

Please be advised there is coarse language and mature content in the script.

Thank you to Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada and Yukon Government's ArtsFund for making this project possible.